Epazote-Gin Martini


To make this cocktail, Marfa, Texas, chef Rocky Barnette pairs herbal French Chartreuse with the mint-camphor-citrus–inflected Mexican epazote plant.

  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 1 drink
  • Time(Other): plus 8 hr steeping

Ingredients

  • 3 cups gin

  • 2/3 cup (1 ounce) dried 
epazote (see Note) 

  • Green Chartreuse, 
for rinsing

  • Ice

  • 2 fresh epazote leaves


How to make this recipe

  1. In a 1-quart jar, steep the gin with the dried epazote for 
8 hours. Strain into a pitcher. Rinse a chilled coupe glass 
with Chartreuse, then discard. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add 2 1/2 ounces of the epazote gin and shake well. Strain into the glass. Garnish with the fresh epazote and serve. Use 
the remaining epazote gin to make more cocktails.


Notes

Epazote is a Mexican herb with notes of camphor, mint and citrus. It’s available dried at kalustyans.com.


Contributed By Photo Douglas Friedman Published July 2017

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